Recent Passed Friends

Unfortunately, because of COVID 19 BADC has had to create a separate page for our beloved fellow artist and friends who have passed. We hope there will not be more, however we know the reality of this deadly disease. Our condolences go out to the families and friends. Recent passed


 To the Global Black Community and Allied Audiences:

On behalf of the #JuneteenthTwentyTwenty movement, we cordially invite you to join us on Friday, June 19th, at 6:19 pm for a worldwide celebration of Juneteenth. This will be a day of collective celebration of our progress and perseverance as a global Black community through music, dance, poetry, oratorical declamation and fellowship. The objective is to amplify the #BlackLivesMatter movement by taking one day not to lament our suffering, but rejoice in our perseverance and all that is beautifully and boldly Black with our community and allies of ALL races, colors, and nationalities. It will take a village to make this movement work. 

In compliance with the safety measures in place within your city/state/country, we propose you do the following:

(1) Organize and/or join an event for June 19, 2020, at 6:19pm wherever you are in the world. Document your celebrations and share them with us using the following hashtags: #JuneteenthTwentyTwenty, #Juneteenth2020, #TakeBackJuneteenth, and #BuyBlackJuneteenth. For the cause, we do ask that your organization is Black-led.

(2) During the weekend of June 20-21, we #BuyBlackJuneteenth. We encourage you to create comprehensive lists of Black-owned businesses in your areas, patronize those businesses, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. 

(3) Bonus: On #BlackMonday, we support Black-owned online businesses. Like, follow, share, and support your favorite companies, and please urge others to do the same.

As we continue to make our cause known, we would appreciate you spreading the word. Forward this email, join us on social media and invite others to observe Juneteenth 2020. We will be collecting all types of media, from as many individually-organized events all over the world as possible. Below are links to our social media accounts.

We look forward to your participation, collaboration, and fellowship! 


Erin Corine Johnson Simpson

Founder and Director

#JuneteenthTwentyTwenty GLOBAL

#JuneteenthTwentyTwenty MADRID Chapter


Social Media:

On social media, please use the following hashtags: #JuneteenthTwentyTwenty, #Juneteenth2020, #TakeBackJuneteenth, and #BuyBlackJuneteenth (or #BuyBlack) to spread awareness.

A Note from our Friends at the Exposure Group

A Note from the Director of Artomatic


Meet our Newest member

Bakari Sibert

He was just awarded one of the 18 Luce Scholarships for 2020. Read the article


Every Changing – TH Gomillion

Message from your Web Site Administrator

Dear Black Artists of DC (BADC) Community during this time as Artists you have to be prepared, aware, and vigilant.  Many will use this crisis to take advantage, so if it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t true.

Many venues have closed, and events are either canceled or postponed as far as through June.  Even exhibitions you are currently in are canceled and in most cases your work is stranded at those venues (I have 9 pieces stranded at a local government venue with no idea when I can get them).  We as Artists must be patient and understanding; remember your art is not worth your life or the life of your loved ones and friends.

BADC will continue to post calls for Artists, however, you as the Artists must be vigilant as many exhibitions are closed or postponed.  If you have applied and been juried into an exhibition or Residency you need to check to make sure it has not been canceled or postponed.  If you have a pick-up date for art already in an exhibition, check to make sure you can still pick up.  If you have shipped work to a exhibition check to see if they will still be sending it back or will it be delayed.

Before you apply for an Artist’s call make sure it is still on, you do not want to waste your hard earned money on an exhibition that has no chance of opening.

All is not lost there are still things you can apply for, such as: Online exhibitions, grants, fellowships, and residencies far enough out likely not to be affected by this crisis.  There are also online competitions where awards are given out.

Remember the first priority is to be safe. 

Thank You, from your Webmaster

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Check all events before attending as they may have been canceled or postponed


BADC’S monthly meeting scheduled for March 15th, 2020 has been CANCELED In order to comply with Mayor’s concern for the spread of the corona virus we have decided to cancel this month’s meeting. We will inform you of our next scheduled meeting.


Deadline extended until April 30th

BADC community please consider applying for this call. BADC has got several requests for artist especially black female artist to apply for this call

NEW! WHY I VOTE; VIEW MORE INFO Video; Organization: Women’s Caucus for Art; Location: Gaithersburg, MD; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Extended until 4/3/2020; Application Fee: $35 (Reposted 3/27/2020)


Major Breaking BADC News!

A Massive Sculpture of an African American Last Supper, Hidden for Years, Has Been Discovered in Columbia Heights; created by non-other than our own Akili Anderson VIEW MORE INFO

Additional information: Daniel Brooking has supplied the Channel 4 story click on Video to view. Other Articles and News Stories, NBC 4 article, Channel 4 News, Stained Glass Association of America, Hyperallergic, Washington City Paper, Current News-1, Current News-2, Current News-3, Washington Post

Check out this New Resource for DC Artist

They have a suite of resources including: office space, a podcast studio, a photography studio, education and skill building opportunities, a residency program, and so much more – all to help DC’s creators and entrepreneurs reach their goals. Keep up to date with them via our “Art Sites” page, in our menu “Artist News, Events and Self Help”. VIEW MORE INFO